I've been using the Adapt rings (same as Eakins, I think), and am now experimenting with convex instead of flat wafers, to see if that helps with the leakage issue. My surgery was in October, but the stoma shape/size still seems to be changing, which I think is part of the issue. It's also oval, which is annoying, b/c I think I will always need to cut-to-fit.
I just changed everything last night, and miraculously things went well. I definitely felt less rushed than I do in the morning, so that was a bonus.
Thanks for all the advice and support! I was too freaked-out to even glance at this board before surgery, although I was on the crohn's and UC board frequently. So glad that I am comfortable here now, y'all are so helpful!
Dx Mild Proctitis 7/06 at age 33, Dx Severe Pan Colitis 5/07, Dx Crohn's Colitis 10/07
Failed Asacol, Lialda, 6-MP, Canasa, Rowasa, Proctofoam, Entocort, Remicade, Humira
10/10/08 colon removed, temporary ileostomy
11/10/08 FINALLY off prednisone after 18 months
2nd of 3 surgeries planned for Jan '09 to form j-pouch